...is the name I am giving my latest quilt. I am so pleased that I was able to close June with another UFO finished! I started this quilt in the middle of December 2007. I was enthusiastic with sewing all these logs but then January was approaching and I had to put it aside to work on the quilt group's 2008 theme. There is hang on a quilt rack waiting all this time for some love and attention.
The idea comes from the book "Small Quilts with Vintage Charm" by Jo Morton. I just love the quilts in this book. I always enjoy seeing her Little Women quilts but not living in the States, I cannot be part of a club there.
The Concentric Log Cabin is just the first of a number of the quilts in the book that I hope to make. I did have to adjust this a little as I have 'misplaced' that last three fabrics I had set aside for the quilt. Misplaced you ask? While my mother was here, we were preparing the quilt studio for one of my stitching friends to sleep in and we have no idea where we put the fabrics. I will find them one day but I just pulled out a last red fabric from my stash and did less logs on the pattern.
The quilt measures 26 1/2 inch square (approximately 68 cm) which is a perfect size to use on our table. It is similar to this log cabin quilt I made in our group's last block swap. I had asked for blocks in red and brown. I just love that color combination and now these quilt can even be layered for a display.
As I am on a stash diet, I used fabric from my cupboard for the back of the quilt. I decided on one of my Kansas Troubles Quilters' 'Scrapbook Garden' fabrics. I love this collection and think the fabrics are so pretty just whole like this.
Of course, a quilter will always look on the back to see the quilting and this one has a really neat effect as I hand quilted the logs as they went around the center hearth. If you enlarge the photos, I hope you will be able to see the details better.
I am now going to make my label for as you know, I don't consider a quilt truly finished until it has been labeled.